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Dornoch Firth

By gingerdelight    
Today I have a scenic view for a change - this is the Dornoch Firth, a designated National Scenic Area in the Highlands of Scotland, taken from Struie Hill which is, I believe, the best vantage point in the area. We came across this quite by accident after taking the wrong road!

An estuary between the Easter Ross and Sutherland districts of Highland Council Area, the Dornoch Firth receives the River Oykel which is joined by the Shin near Carbisdale. The estuary opens into the Kyle of Sutherland just south of Carbisdale, narrowing at Bonar Bridge before continuing eastwards to the sea beyond Dornoch Point near the burgh of Dornoch on the east coast. The Meikle ferry that once crossed the narrows was the scene of a tragedy in 1809 when an overcrowded ferry boat capsized with the loss of nearly 100 lives. In 1991 a bridge across the Firth was opened by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, shortening the A9 route from Inverness to Wick (info courtesy of the Gazeteer for Scotland).

Thanks for all your kind comments and votes on my Hibiscus upload, much appreciated as always.


Tags: View Water Loch Mountains Dornoch Landscape and travel Dornoch firth

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GDO 7 23 Czech Republic
22 Jun 2011 8:00AM
splendid view and finally the good road..
I like a lot the light, ton, that§s sharp also.

And thank you for history

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Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
22 Jun 2011 8:01AM
What a great view...well taken.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 8:03AM
Great landscape .. and thanks for the writeup..
cant imagine all those people dying !!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 8:09AM
wonderful comp carol brilliant colour and light love the write up to a belter nice one Wink
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Jun 2011 8:23AM
A glorious scene, Carol, and perfectly captured. Carol
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 8:29AM
Great scenic shot Carol, looks so lovely and tranquil, nice place for a picnic.. Peter
ChasD 8 4 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 8:29AM
A very beautiful scene, well composed in a very good light. Charles.
moiral 7 12 Scotland
22 Jun 2011 8:47AM
I don't mind getting lost to stumble upon a view like this either Carol. Beautiful shot and interesting narrative. Moira
22 Jun 2011 9:17AM
A beautiful landscape Carol, lovely tones and light. A beauty!!

22 Jun 2011 9:29AM
An excellent composition lots of light and shade and the inclusion of the darker f/g make it good stuff

AshTree 8 1.7k 6 England
22 Jun 2011 9:35AM
What a breathtaking landscape! One of those views that just make you feel good to be alive Smile. I bet you were pleased you stumbled on this, it's a wonderful image Carol.
MalcolmM Plus
12 781 5 Scotland
22 Jun 2011 9:43AM
Excellent landscape from Struie Hill. Light & shade of f/g help make this a fine scenic image.
Alvar 10 23 2 France
22 Jun 2011 10:09AM
Wonderful composition with fascinating narrative Carol.
EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
22 Jun 2011 10:44AM
A wonderful view and one I know personally. Love the thought the bridge shortened the journey to Wick! Seems like forever to me when we are on that route!!

8 10 10 England
22 Jun 2011 11:00AM
A view that seems to go on for ever - nicely taken Carol.
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 11:07AM
Wonderful landscape Carol, a beautiful capture!!
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
22 Jun 2011 12:15PM
A lovely view, Patti Smile
22 Jun 2011 12:32PM
A lovely capture of a beautiful place!!!!!!
I love the lighting on this Smile
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
22 Jun 2011 1:15PM
Gorgeous light Carol.
Super colours.
A grand scenic view.
kinfatric 13 550 9 Scotland
22 Jun 2011 1:18PM
At times when you wander up the wrong road you can reveal scenes such as this Carol which is lovely.
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 1:24PM
I love the way the water curves into the picture and leads us from the foreground right to the distant mountains. Taking a wrong road gave you a wonderfully scenice view and photgraphic opportunity Carol! Superb shot.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
22 Jun 2011 1:31PM
Fabulous scene Carol,

A stunning view and interesting write up.
I do like a little info on the subject,nice one,I so love whaen a wrong turn turns good,,

Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
22 Jun 2011 2:06PM
Lovely, well taken, view, Carol.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
22 Jun 2011 2:22PM
What a lovely view and so well captured. Beautiful sunlit pastures and winding water........Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Jun 2011 2:38PM
A most wonderful view!
22 Jun 2011 3:09PM
Beautiful light so is the land scape.
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2011 3:13PM
The shot and place both beautiful Carol, well taken.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
22 Jun 2011 5:49PM
You'll have to take more wrong roads, Carol, if it presents you with wonderful views like this! Lovely capture Wink
Trev Smile
A beautiful view very well captured.
danbrann 13 636 17
22 Jun 2011 7:33PM
A classic landscape Carol.
User_Removed 14 39 6 Scotland
22 Jun 2011 10:44PM
Now thats a view xx
NeilWigan 7 16 16 England
22 Jun 2011 11:42PM
great big deep view.nice one.
24 Jun 2011 2:35PM
This is superb, Carol! Please have a UC on me. Wonderful landscape, composition, and lighting.
Am playing EPZ catchup, this one really stands out!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
5 Jul 2011 9:53PM
A beautiful rural landscape Carol, that view is breathtaking. The scenery is stunning
11 Sep 2011 3:10PM

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